Each responsible parent knows that sports and physical exercising leads to a harmonious development. When trying to find a sport for your child, martial arts can be an excellent option. Lose the idea in which you believe that martial arts are violent and that your child will be harmed during training. The reality is nothing like this, since martial arts teach them respect for others, discipline, self-control and balance, avoiding violence and promote a healthy physical and mental condition. Thus, think again before avoiding to take your child to a martial art school. If you are not sure about making this decision, here are some great reasons why your child will do just great in such an environment.
First of all, martial arts are all about discipline. You child will learn to interact with the persons around him but in a balanced and respectful manner. The teacher will never impose himself through violence or brutality, because the vast knowledge, inner balance and experience, will help him be appreciated and respected by anyone attending to his class. He will know how to guide his trainees with a firm but gentle hand. The training takes place in an orderly manner, where your child will learn to respect schedules, not to disturb the lesson or training and will be motivated to perform to his maximum abilities.
Being highly organized, disciplined and made to think like a winner, will also help your child in school as well. He will know how to split his time and be dedicated to his objective, and that is of getting better grades. Having a place where he can spend all his physical energy, will allow him to be calm and focused during the rest of the day. Getting to love practicing martial arts may be a real motivation for his to finish his homework faster so that he can better enjoy his training later in the day. Also, many children that practice such sports will develop as balanced persons, avoiding the risk of becoming over weighted or suffer because of various health issues. The entire body, with the bone and muscular system, will develop beautifully, due to the efficient way of training of martial arts.
So, as you can see, martial arts are not about violence. They teach a technique that will allow your children to defend themselves, but they will be thought to use them only when nothing else is possible. They are taught not to get engaged in stupid fights and not to display their martial technique for the purpose of intimidation. Still, if a dangerous situation occurs, your child will be able to take care of him. Cuong Nhu, for instance, is an excellent choice, as it embodies several martial arts under the same roof. Learning self-defense techniques, training the body in a harmonious way, increasing physical resistance and, above all, learning to be a disciplined and balanced person, can mean significant advantages for your child and future adult. In a world where everything tends to be too confusing, the old martial arts can represent our anchor and stability.
Sensei Luis Costa
CTX Evolution Academy
8100 SW 132th Ave,
Miami, FL 33183